photography and digital collage experiment
"Most artists are brought to their vocation when their own nascent gifts are awakened by the work of a master. That is to say, most artists are converted to art by art itself. The future artist finds himself or herself moved by a work of art, and, through that experience, comes to labor in the service of art until he [she] can profess his [her] own gifts. Those of us who do no become artists nonetheless attend to art in a similar spirit. We come to painting, to poetry, the stage, hoping to revive the soul. And any artist whose work touches us earns our gratitude." p. 48 The Gift .